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Lincoln, Neb., Delays Decision on Recycling Education Contract Due to High Price Tag

The City Council will meet again in two weeks to make a final decision about the contract.

The Lincoln, Neb., City Council has delayed its decision on a three-year, $850,000 contract for recycling search and marketing after a number of locals questioned the contract’s high price tag.

Under the contract, Carson+Co Global and Verdis Group would promote recycling ahead of the ban on corrugated cardboard in the city landfill that will go into effect in spring 2018.

The City Council will meet again in two weeks to make a final decision about the contract.

Lincoln Journal Star has more details:

The Lincoln City Council delayed for two weeks a decision on a three-year contract for recycling research and marketing after a number of citizens questioned the $850,000 cost.

Under the contract, two Nebraska companies, Carson+Co Global and Verdis Group, would promote recycling in anticipation of the ban on corrugated cardboard in the city landfill next spring.

The companies would first research the reasons why Lincoln residents and businesses recycle or don’t recycle and use that research in a marketing campaign, according to information presented to the council.

Read the full story here.

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